Tea Library

This is a list of recommended reference books on tea and tea-related topics. It will continue expanding as we find more good printed resources.

GENERAL

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21oihjlo-7l_aa_sl160_.jpg This book is a very good reference for different varieties and traditions of teas in most major tea-drinking countries. Photographs are excellent and the information is easy to find and laid out clearly. Highly recommended.

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CHINESE TEA and TRADITIONS

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Lu Yu, The Classic of Tea This is the classic work by Lu Yu, the original master of tea in China. An indispensable reference work for anyone seriously committed to the study of tea traditions in China and throughout the world.

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2123z3xgb8l_aa_sl160_.jpg This is a good well-rounded book on science and customs of Chinese teas.

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31tbao6fd3l_aa_sl160_.jpg Excellent book about the types of teas and their ceremonial uses in China throughout the past few centuries.

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319mmrtvwsl_aa_sl160_.jpg Another general book about tea and Chinese tea traditions.

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21jrwmpslul_aa_sl160_.jpg Another general book about tea and Chinese tea traditions.

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21sdwa2xqhl_aa_sl160_.jpg This book focuses on applications of tea in Chinese medicine.

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21m08rtmxbl_aa_sl160_.jpg This book is primarily about Chinese tea ceremonies and other uniquely Chinese traditions.

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TEA ACCESSORIES

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2175dt9sjgl_aa_sl160_.jpg A detailed book about the Yixing region of China and the long history of teapots made from the clay from that area.

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21iquighatl_aa_sl160_.jpg A book about the interesting history of zisha clay and its use in the art of teapots and other interesting sculptured art.

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